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Chinese tourist drowns in snorkelling accident

Fathmath Shaahunaz
24 October 2016, MVT 10:02
Aerial view of Kihaad Maldives resort in Baa atoll. PHOTO/KIHAAD MALDIVES
Fathmath Shaahunaz
24 October 2016, MVT 10:02

A Chinese tourist at Kihaad Maldives Resort in Baa atoll drowned Sunday while snorkelling.

Police spokesperson said they received notice of the incident around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, but did not provide further details.

Mihaaru understands that the victim is a 25 year old Chinese man.

He was rushed to Baa Atoll Hospital in Eydhafushi island by 5:00 p.m. but was pronounced dead on arrival. According to sources, he was treated at the resort for an hour before he was taken to Eydhafushi.

Police are currently looking into the incident.

The victim’s remains have been transferred back to the resort.